LIVESTOCK took centre stage at the Great Yorkshire Show on Thursday, with a host of Supreme Championship winners.

Competition was fierce in the show rings, with cattle, sheep, pigs and horses all challenging for the titles of Supreme Champion.

The Supreme Beef Championship was won by a British Blonde cow, Brownhill Netta, with calf, Newland Tanza, at foot, owned by Thor Atkinson of Ulverston. Reserve went to British Limousin cow, Whinfell Park Marilyn, with calf Whinfell Park Tiger Lily, owned by AW Jenkinson Farms.

In the sheep rings, both MV and non-MV sheep competed for their own Supreme titles, before going head-to-head in the Overall Supreme Championship, won by a British Charollais owned by Charles Sercombe of Melton Mowbray, with a Clun Forest owned by Anna Pennell of Catterick taking reserve.

The Supreme Pig Championship was won by Stuart Roberts, from Bedale, with Raisinhall First Turn 2, a Hampshire, born last July. "It's amazing to win," said Mr Roberts. "This is it – the big one – the best you can get. We didn't expect anything at all. I've been showing 30 plus years, and never come close."

Reserve went to Giles Eustice from Cornwall with British Lop Bezurrel General.